Polestar 2's first crash test
The crash labs are installing a pool.
That's an odd sentence, but the truth of the matter is that for the crash labs, a large pool is important. In fact, it's crucial. With more and more electric vehicles, there come more and more electric vehicle crash tests. We need to plan for every eventuality.
Thankfully, there was no issue during the very first crash test of the Polestar 2. This test was a front offset/small overlap crash, meaning that the impact was on the front 25% of the car (measured outwards from the middle). The test car, sporting a colorway seemingly chosen by Lil Pump, traveled at 64 km/h towards the obstacle, with a dummy boasting 70 sensors behind the wheel.
And it went swimmingly. The engineers and analysts identified a few key factors which made this crash a success:
1. The front wheel detached early, minimizing the chance of structural stack-up and deformations into the interior compartment.
2. The battery was unscathed (though this type of collision doesn't usually pose risks for the battery).
3. The SPOC block* held.
See the set-up, the impact, and the outcome in the gallery. And if any batteries ever need to have an emergency pool party, we'll be sure to document that too.
*Severe Partial Offset Crash block, which is a small metal bracket at both sides of the front of the chassis that helps to keep metal out of the interior during a collision.
To read more about the various safety features and innovations found in all Polestar cars, click here.
Details make a difference: Polestar 2 design and performance upgrades
Sometimes, the smallest things can have the greatest impact. A fitting sentiment from a company made up of the detail-obsessed. Since Polestar's inception, the details have been in focus. As has our ambition to constantly improve.
BST edition 270: the performance-oriented Polestar 2
Performance is relative. For most people, running 100 m in 20 seconds would be remarkable. For Usain Bolt, it would be a disappointment. Polestar 2, with its holistic, intuitive, highly engineered driving experience, is already a performance EV by many standards. With the release of Polestar 2 BST edition 270, there's now a version that brings that performance to an entirely new level.
All aboard: the Polestar Referral program
Enthusiasm is contagious. Upon discovering a new hobby, restaurant, or band that you cannot get enough of, the urge to spread the word to friends and family is never far behind. After all, sharing is caring. The path towards greater electric mobility is indeed a journey of shared excitement. And we know that getting behind the wheel of an EV can have the same impact. Which is why we're launching the Polestar referral program.